Quotations by Anna Jameson

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Born: Saturday, May 17, 1794
Died: Saturday, March 17, 1860 (65 years old)
Profession: Writer
Nationality: British


A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Fool, Man, May, Sense, Sensibility, Want)

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Truth, Accuracy, Language)

All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Experience, Question, World)

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Childhood, Man, Visit, Youth)

Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Art, Love, Poetry, Conversation, May, Philosophy, Scandal, Weather)

In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Religion, Fear, Beginning, Evil, Fanaticism, Morals, Motive, Wickedness)

The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Competition, Man)

We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Love)

What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Sense)

What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Mind, Sense)







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